E-Betoonelement, the Estonian subsidiary of the Consolis group, one of the world leaders in precast concrete solutions, has just acquired a new machine that pushes back the boundaries of creativity in the construction of buildings. The machine chosen enables the automated and rapid production of prefabricated concrete surfaces with complex graphic effects”;
the benefits of the machine, in simple words, are as follows:
- it is possible to get every kind of different effect: polishing, honing, brushing, bush hammering etc.;
- by using some additional devices, (such as pumps and nozzles), it is possible to get a water-washed effect (exposed aggregates);
- complicated geometries can be treated (such as curved surfaces or panels with multiple surfaces angulated in relation to each other);
- treatment of big size panels (up to 40 sqm) is possible in less than one hour in a fully automated way.
The different tools applied on the different working heads can follow the profile of the elements (flat or curved surfaces) and perform a series of different operations, such as special engravings, cutting operations and others.
By using different ways, fully automatic or manual, the operator will transfer all the information necessary to define the shape of the panel: the real panel perimeter, the presence of encumbrances or openings (such as openings for windows and doors), different features to be realized, such as engravings for technical purposes or simply for a company logo.